Monday, July 31, 2017
Another version of the Lawrence Tree.
This time with a disposable camera I reloaded with old Tri-x and then dunked in caffenol.
I asked the docent at the Lawrence Ranch how many people ask to make a photo of this tree and he said "all of them".
If you look at the Georgia O'Keeffe painting, the tree appears to stand on its head. She had made notes about it and also saying that a certain museum had it displayed incorrectly. It's quite a story and a magnificent painting.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
A multi tasking meaning perhaps....
I only mention it because I've been driving by this place a couple of times a week for the past 14 years.
When I first noticed it, it was a Feed Store. The building is back toward the left of the frame in the shadows.
Later it was a horse stable.
Then a few years ago it opened as a feed store again...briefly. You could buy chickens here.
Then it was a place that I "think" was used for drop offs, or illicit exchanges. Not sure, but it looked sketchy at times.
Earlier this year, it became a church.
So, in light of the sign, I think the word "revival" serves a multi purpose.. not only for the churchy aspect, but for the building and area in general...maybe even the country. But that's another topic for another day.
Pink Holga Glow 120N camera
expired Kodak 160NC
Posted by astrobeck at 1:32 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
I've been remiss about writing much about my photos here, but I'm going to expound a bit on this one, and why the odd title.
In this part of the world, the cell towers are vaguely disguised as trees. It's a good ruse, I mean it's better to look at this, than a scraggly tower of wires.
But when I see these, and I must admit I have a slight fascination with them, I tend to wonder what Abraham Lincoln would think or say if he somehow time traveled forward and came upon one. Not to mention all the other modernities of the current world.
Anyway, it's a good idea to disguise what would otherwise be a landscape eyesore.
The only thing I wish is that somehow the "trees" would change color as the seasons dictate...or perhaps have some big bark beetles appear at times....No?
That's a bit dramatic I admit, but I think the future holds a place for cell-towers to really come forth as artistic nature pieces.
Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim, Tri-x
Posted by astrobeck at 12:57 PM